Kids at the wedding……babysitter?!?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What should I do?
    Sit the girls with grandparents? : (2 votes)
    14 %
    Ask their mom and take her lead? : (7 votes)
    50 %
    Offer to pay for a babysitter : (5 votes)
    36 %
    Set them up in the Bridal Suite : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    ohyesitslizz:  I would offer to either pay for a babysitter or set them up the bridal suite.  I think the babysitter would be my preferred option personally

    Post # 3
    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I would talk to the mother/grandparents and sit them with the grand parents if that’s okay. 

    Post # 4
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would just talk to her. Explain to her you would be more than happy to pay for a babysitter or if she prefers to have them with the grandparents that would be fine too. I don’t think that is rude by any means to tell her that you don’t want them at the head of the table. If you just open it up to her and give her options rather than telling her how it will be I think that will have a better outcome of what the plan should be.

    Post # 5
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

    What about ditching the head table and just ding a sweatheart table? My MOH has 3 kids, one of which is a flower girl. There was no way I was going to make her husband or the grandparents try to wrangle the kids so we opted for a sweateart table and MOH can sit with her kids.


    Post # 6
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Ask their mother what she thinks is best, giving her the options to either have them with the grandparents or a babysitter.

    We had DH’s neice and nephew as flower girl and ring bearer at the ceremony. Afterwards, they went up to their parent’s hotel room with their siblings for a big pizza party. It actually worked out really great for everyone! The kids had a blast and the parents were able to really have a good time without worrying about their kids.

    Post # 7
    439 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    ohyesitslizz:  I would ask the grandparents and mom if it is okay to sit them with the grandparents. I wouldn’t ask the mom an open ended question because she might say they should sit with her… which what you said you didn’t want. Setting them up in the bridal suite might be disastrous depending on age. Your venue might not like it. But maybe you could get a babysitter that the parents know well / are comfortable with.

    Post # 8
    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    ohyesitslizz:  Why won’t you allow them to sit at the head table if they are part of the wedding party?

    They’d be seated with thier parents- and also be included in the group they are part of that day.  Don’t assume thier parents will be OK with a babysitter that they may not know- I don’t know allow just anyone to watch my kid.

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